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    1) For the circuit below find:

    a) The current through R1.
    b) The current through R2.
    c) The current at the ammeter.

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    Given the resistance values and the voltage you are asked to calculate the current in the circuit. This circuit follows a simple OHM's law which states

    V = IR.
    Where R is the total resistance of the circuit
    I is the current flowing through the resistance.

    Since the resistance connection in the circuit is "SERIAL"
    The total resistance of the circuit is

    R = R1 + R2 = 10 + 10 = 20 ohm
    V = 10 V

    I = V/R = 10/20 = 0.5 amps

    Since the circuit connection is "SERIAL" current through R1, R2 and the ammeter are all the same. Hence the answers ...

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    1) For the circuit below find:

    a) The current through R1.
    b) The current through R2.
    c) The current at the ammeter.

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